The battle for the legislative elections has begun with fifteen ministers of Elizabeth Borne's government. There are huge stakes: ministers who lose will be asked to quit the government. Victory is not guaranteed for those who aren't at risk like Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne or Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin.
6th constituency in Essonne - It could be a costly defeat for the person who must represent ecology in government. She could have been elected to the 6th constituency in Essonne in 2017, against Jerome Guedj, her socialist opponent. This would have inflated her score by 13 % five year ago. Jean-Luc Melenchon won this constituency (30.7%) slightly ahead of Emmanuel Macron (29.9%).
7th Paris constituency - First election for Clement Beaune and election at stake. The Minister for Europe is looking to replace the outgoing LREM PacomeRupin. He will need to beat Caroline Mecary (invested by Nupes in a constituency that has been held by the left for 20 years) for the position. Caroline voted 31% for Jean-Luc Melenchon and 36% for Emanuel Macron in the first round. The candidate could have an advantage due to the aggregation and support of other voices from the left.
2nd Guadeloupe constituency - Justine Benin was elected in 2017 under the Divers gauche tag with 64.26% against candidate LREM. She is very local rooted, having been born in Guadeloupe. Her political struggles culminated in her being able to vote for LREM. His notoriety has increased with his parliamentary activities. She may be subject to the anti-Macron rejection that was seen in the presidential elections. Guadeloupe had put Jean-Luc Melenchon at the top with 56%, Marine Le Pen at 13% and Emmanuel Macron at 13%. However, the minister could benefit from the inability of the left-leaning parties to present a single candidacy.
6th Pas-de-Calais constituency - Bitter fight in sight also Brigitte Bourguignon After being re-elected in 2017 under the colours of the majority, the former socialist deputy won largely against the RN in a partial legislative in 2021. The sixth Pas-de-Calais constituency, a rural region, voted for Marine Le Pen, who was 38 percent ahead of Emmanuel Macron (26%), and 58 percent in the second round. This former socialist could be an asset, as she will face both a Nupes and communist candidate.
Franck Riester will be fighting in the 5th district, Seine-et-Marne. He was largely re-elected five year ago, when he was still called Les Republicains. This time, he will have to face a new LR and a left gathered under Nupes, as well as a Francois Lenormand, an RN candidate. Marine Le Pen's score of 27.7%, which is two points more than Emmanuel Macron and Jean-Luc Melenchon, could be a boon for the latter.